Penn State Resources

This section highlights additional University resources that you may find helpful. Other pages on this site contain information on initiatives, projects, news, and events in which the center is involved throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.

Technologies Available for Licensing

We have a great number of patented inventions available for licensing through our Office of Technology Management. These are easily viewed at our Patents and Licensing site. From there, click on Technologies Available for Licensing which will direct you to an easy to use search format to help you find the technology that best fits your needs.

Access Technical Assistance

The Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) is a free service that helps Pennsylvania companies improve their competitiveness by providing technological assistance and information to help resolve specific technical questions or needs.

Penn State Tech Collaborative

The Penn State Center Pittsburgh is establishing a pipeline to commercialize viable intellectual property to encourage entrepreneurs from Penn State University Park and its campuses to relocate to the Greater Pittsburgh area. The Center serves as an extension of Penn State's growing interest in spurring economic development statewide, and provides support to these efforts.

The Penn State Pittsburgh Tech Collaborative is developing a network of successful Penn State alumni from various backgrounds to serve as nurturing support for small businesses and start-ups by helping them feel comfortable coming to Pittsburgh. Prospects would be connected to the local entrepreneurial ecosystem with the various local public agencies, nonprofits, and venture and other capital support. The Tech Collaborative alumni will provide contacts, free or reduced cost consultation, recommendations for direction, marketing guidance, and other support. Other roles can be identified as your relationships develop. For more information, please contact Maureen Hogan at

Corporate Online Learning

You can choose from more than 70 online degree and certificate programs through the Penn State World Campus. If you are in the Greater Pittsburgh area, please contact Stephanie DeMaro at or 814-931-9295. She is available for consultation and can help find the right program for you and your employees.

Find Flexible Degree Programs

We offer degree options in flexible formats to fit busy adult schedules. You choose when to take courses — throughout the day, evening, weekend, online, or a combination.

No matter where you live or work in the region, you have ready access to a Penn State campus. You can take courses at any of these Penn State locations: Beaver, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington, and Shenango.

Tap into Community Education and Resources

We help individuals, families, businesses, and communities with information and a broad range of informal educational programs offered through your local Cooperative Extension office.